Recently we examined how diet can influence those suffering from depression and with those suffering from bipolar disorder, the same can be true in some cases. Many bipolar patients have found some success through more exercise and better dietary choices, and in this light, here are some foods and drugs that should be avoided.
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Associate Professor Felice Jacka is a Principal Research Fellow at Deakin University. She is recognised as a leading expert worldwide regarding the association between diet quality and the common mental disorders, depression and anxiety, in children, adolescents and adults. She is president of both the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR) and the new Australian Alliance for the Prevention of Mental Disorders (APMD).
Last month I gave a webinar for International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) entitled Removing Obstacles: A Naturopathic Perspective on Treatment. In that webinar I discussed the philosophy and therapeutic order of naturopathic medicine and gave some examples related directly to the natural treatment of bipolar disorder. One of the primary concepts, as suggested by the title, is that of removing obstacles. This is such a vital concept regardless of your choice to take the natural or conventional route that I wanted to make sure I touch on it again, perhaps in more detail.